EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium today unveiled an independent benchmark testing service intended to allow a wider range of companies to benefit from EEMBC's embedded processor benchmark software. The new service, offered by the EEMBC Technology Center (ETC) in Sunnyvale, Calif., allows any company to make EEMBC benchmark testing an integral part of its product development and release process -- without tying up internal engineering resources. Using ETC likewise ensures that benchmark runs are performed in strict adherence to EEMBC rules -- and backed by the credibility and experience of the consortium's internal technology center. EEMBC benchmarks scores are useful to designers of a wide range of systems as an approximation of embedded processor performance and the energy "cost" of this performance in automotive, digital entertainment, office automation, telecom, and other embedded systems. The scores are also widely used by processor vendors in the chip development process. "In making this testing service available, we're responding to the needs of potential and actual licensees and members for a reliable and trustworthy resource that can supplement their own internal engineering staffs, which often simply lack the time to do as much thorough processor benchmarking as they'd like," said EEMBC Director of Technology Shay Gal-On. "Our testing service has become even more pertinent for the analysis of multicore-based systems." ETC's benchmark testing services are distinct from the score certification services offered to EEMBC members only. These new services include porting and running the benchmarks, performance analysis, and, for members only, preparation of platforms for benchmark score certification. For further information, visit http://www.eembc.org. About EEMBC EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, develops and certifies real-world benchmarks and benchmark scores to help designers select the right embedded processors for their systems. Every processor submitted for EEMBC benchmarking is tested for parameters representing different workloads and capabilities in communications, networking, consumer, office automation, automotive/industrial, embedded Java, and network storage-related applications. With members including leading semiconductor, intellectual property, and compiler companies, EEMBC establishes benchmark standards and provides certified benchmarking results through the EEMBC Technology Center. EEMBC's members include Altera, AMD, Analog Devices, ARC International, ARM, Broadcom, Cavium Networks, CEVA, Code Sourcery, Cypress Semiconductor, EEMBC, esmertec, Faraday, Freescale Semiconductor, Fujitsu Microelectronics, Green Hills Software, Huawei Technologies Co, IAR Systems AB, IBM, Imagination Technologies, Improv Systems, Infineon Technologies, Intel, LSI, Marvell Semiconductor, Matsushita Electric Industrial, MediaTek, Mentor Graphics, Microchip Technology, MIPS Technologies, National Instruments, NEC Electronics, Nokia, Nvidia, NXP Semiconductors, Oki Electric Industry Co, Qualcomm, Realtek Semiconductor, Red Hat, Renesas Technology, RMI, Sony Computer Entertainment, ST Microelectronics, Sun Microsystems, Tensilica, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Trango Virtual Processors, VIA Technologies, and Wind River Systems. EEMBC is a registered trademark of the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.